Italy pulls nearly 3,000 African migrants to safety

Italian navy pulled nearly 3,000 African sea migrants to safety early Saturday, media reports said.

India, Sri Lanka to release each other`s fishermen, vessels

India and Sri Lanka on Wednesday agreed to free all fishermen and release their vessels under their custody "immediately", Sri Lankan Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Rajitha Senaratne said.

Forty vessels stranded off Indian coast: Natarajan

About 40 vessels are apparently stranded off Indian coasts, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said here on Thursday.

Japan to allow armed guards on vessels to tackle piracy

For the first time, Japan may allow foreign security contractors aboard Japanese flag-flying vessels to carry weapons to fend off pirates.

Iran can produce N-fuel for vessels, submarines: Official

Iran has the know-how to produce nuclear fuel for submarines and commercial ships, a top official has said.

Pirates attack more vessels, but hijack less

Since May 20, 14 vessels have been attacked in the Southern Red Sea.

Tognum to provide 20 new vessels to Indian Coast Guard

German firm Tognum AG on Tuesday said
it will provide another 20 new vessels to the Indian Coast
Guard, the value of which is in the medium two-digit million
euro range.

Indian warship thwarts piracy attempt on merchant vessels

Somali and Yemeni pirates` attempt to hijack for ransom Indian cargo vessels sailing off the Somalia coast were thwarted by an Indian warship, a Navy spokesperson said here on Monday.

Iran says it has 100 vessels for each US warship

The former naval chief for Iran`s
Revolutionary Guard said the country has set aside 100 military vessels to confront each warship from the US or any
other foreign power that might pose a threat.

Four dead, 23 missing after Philippine boat sinks

Four people were killed and were 23 missing Thursday after two boats collided in darkness near Manila during the Christmas holiday rush, the latest disaster to hit the Philippines in a year of tragedy.